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Spanish Coffee Cake

Spanish Coffee Cake

Decadent Spanish Coffee Cake is calling your name to bite into it. This light homemade coffee cake recipe has a crumb that will blow your mind, walnuts, and is perfectly sweet. The cinnamon topping is going to make your taste buds extra happy.

This unforgettable coffee cake recipe is lovely for parties, potlucks, barbecues, brunch, baby showers, and more! Whip one up and please all your friends and family. 

Spanish Coffee Cake

This cake is unlike anything you have probably had before. It’s the right amount of sweet and has lots of yummy cinnamon. Original Spanish coffee cake recipes call for a little bit of cayenne pepper. While I didn’t add any to this recipe, you can undoubtedly sprinkle some into the batter.

Original Spanish coffee cake

It will give you that unique and excellent Spanish flavor that many of us crave. Or you can leave it out as I do. It’s entirely up to you. The only reason why I leave it out is because of the kiddos and what they prefer.

We love to serve this Spanish coffee cake at brunch for the holidays. It always gets eaten up right away and is a lovely way to start any day. We usually make a pot of coffee or sip on some hot tea to go with it, but that’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to make it for brunch, you could also make it for an afternoon snack too.

There truly is no wrong occasion to make a homemade coffee cake. Sometimes I make one just because I am craving it. 

Sometimes, if we hear of a friend that has been under the weather or has a new baby, we will bring them this coffee cake. It’s always enjoyed and makes them feel appreciated. So, giving it as a gift is a wonderful idea too.

homemade coffee cake

Best Way to Store Coffee Cake 

After the Spanish coffee cake has cooled down all the way, place it inside of a food storage container. You need it to be kept airtight and away from any heat sources like the stove or even the dishwasher. Also, make sure it’s stored away from sunlight too. Otherwise, the cake will build up condensation and will go bad quickly. The homemade coffee cake typically lasts up to five days at room temperature. 

Does Coffee Cake Need to Be Refrigerated 

No, you can store this homemade coffee cake at room temperature. It will last up to five days at room temperature. If you prefer it to be cold, you can always refrigerate it. We like the cake at room temperature the best, but everyone has their own preferences. 

coffee cake

Can You Freeze This Coffee Cake Recipe

Yep! You can easily freeze this coffee cake. Simply wrap it in plastic wrap for an added layer of protection. Then make sure it’s in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw on the counter or in the fridge before serving and enjoy! 

Can You Substitute The Buttermilk?

Yes! It’s not a problem at all if you don’t have any buttermilk. You can quickly and easily make homemade buttermilk instead. All you need is one cup of regular milk. Then add in one teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar, depending on what you have on hand. Allow the homemade buttermilk to sit for 10-15 minutes, and then you can use it the way the recipe calls for. You can use homemade buttermilk for all sorts of recipes too. It’s a handy kitchen hack to have in mind. 

coffee cake recipe

Ingredients

It’s amazing that this incredible Spanish coffee cake only requires ten ingredients. Nothing is weird either, and odds are you have most of them around your kitchen. 

  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 3/4 C canola oil
  • 1 C walnuts, chopped
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • One large egg
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP baking soda

How to Make Spanish Coffee Cake

Time to get busy in the kitchen making this yummy coffee cake. I recommend printing the recipe off, so you have it nearby anytime you are in the mood for another one. Trust me; you are going to want it more than once! 

First Step: Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. Then move the oven rack and place the shelf in the center of the oven.

Second Step: Next, you’ll need to lightly grease a 9″x13″ baking pan and set aside.

Third Step: Combine flour, brown sugar, granulated white sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; then add oil. Mix the ingredients well until it is combined.

Fourth Step: Using a separate bowl, take 3/4 cup of the flour mixture and add chopped nuts, set aside.

Fifth Step: Stir in baking powder and baking soda to the flour mixture without nuts.

Sixth Step: Combine in the buttermilk and egg until just well incorporated.

Seventh Step: Pour batter into baking pan and sprinkle with streusel topping.

Eighth Step: Bake the coffee cake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Ninth Step: Set aside for the cake to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Give this Spanish coffee cake recipe a try and let me know what you think.

Tenth Step: Cut, serve, and enjoy!!!

Enjoy!

easy coffee cake recipe

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Spanish Coffee Cake

Spanish Coffee Cake

Spanish Coffee Cake

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Spanish Coffee Cake is the easiest coffee cake recipe. Give this recipe a try for a homemade coffee cake for you to try out.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 3/4 C canola oil
  • 1 C walnuts, chopped
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and place a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, granulated white sugar, and cinnamon; then add oil. Mix well until it is combined.
  4. In a separate bowl take 3/4 cup of the flour mixture and add chopped nuts, set aside.
  5. Stir in baking powder and baking soda to the flour mixture without nuts.
  6. Mix in buttermilk and egg until just well incorporated.
  7. Pour batter into baking pan and sprinkle with streusel topping.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Set aside for the cake to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Give this Spanish coffee cake recipe a try and let me know what you think.
  10. Cut, serve and enjoy!!!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 40gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 4g

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Wasn’t that cake so easy?!!? I wanted to share a few more super simple recipes with you, so you can make them too. They are all tasty treats that leave you smiling and wanting more! Let’s take a look:

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake – We always want LOTS and LOTS of coffee cake and pumpkin. This pumpkin spice coffee cake has a little bit of everything we always enjoy.

A slice of pumpkin spice coffee cake on a white plate sitting in front of the rest of the cake on a platter

Coffee Lover’s Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – If you love coffee and chocolate, then this cake is for you! Its incredible flavors will blow your mind too.

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake – One of my favorite combinations is lemons and blueberries. They are amazing together in this cake too.

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping – Another lovely option is this pumpkin coffee cake. The crumb topping is so good you will want to eat it by itself. Then adding the flavor of pumpkin, you just can’t go wrong.

Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

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